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California Lawmakers Vow To Protect Federal Environmental Laws

February 23, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Fear that President Donald Trump’s administration could rollback key federal environmental laws, California state senate Democratic leaders have unveiled a package of environmental protection bills.

New And Improved Amtrak Station Opens In Sacramento

February 23, 2017 | Sally Schilling

A new and improved Sacramento Valley Amtrak station opened its doors today. Members of the public got an inside look at the renovations of the Sacramento Valley Station.

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Environment

Air Quality Advocates Worry EPA Waivers At Risk

February 23, 2017 | Steve Milne

California's ability to make its own air quality rules comes from waivers granted by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Some people are afraid those could be coming to an end. The EPA's new chief has not committed to continuing waivers.

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State Government

Hit That Snooze Button Again? Middle And High Schools Could See A Later Start Time

February 23, 2017 | Daniel Potter

Bleary-eyed teenagers shuffling to school barely after daybreak could become a thing of the past if a state lawmaker has his way. A new proposal would push back middle and high school start times to at least 8:30 a.m.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Congressional Town Halls And Dam Inspection

February 23, 2017

With federal lawmakers in recess, Congress members Tom McClintock and Doris Matsui made their way to the Sacramento region for town hall meetings with their constituents. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps both.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

"A Face In The Crowd" To Most, A Dear Friend To One

February 23, 2017

Sacramento artist Tony Natsoulas will have his new documentary titled "A Face In the Crowd" at the Manetti Shrem Museum at UC Davis on Saturday.

Flood Problems Plague Area East of Carson City

February 22, 2017 | Ky Plaskon

The Tesla Gigafactory east of Reno is spawning a housing boom in the small community of Dayton, Nevada. Developers plan to build thousands of homes along the Carson River. But the area is constantly flooding.

Key Moments In The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight

February 22, 2017

An overview of multiple legal challenges and protests since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considered approving a section of the pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Police Clear Black Lives Matter Protesters At Stockton City Council Meeting

February 22, 2017

The Stockton City Council meeting Tuesday turned into a shouting match, and police in riot gear cleared 50 protesters from City Hall. It’s the second time this month that protesters have disrupted the meeting.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

During The Oroville Evacuation, Some Senior Citizens Were Not Evacuated

February 22, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

The Oroville evacuation order went out to 180,000 people on Feb. 12. But some nursing home and hospital patients in Sutter County didn't go anywhere.

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